Luogo - Religious building
BASILICA VALVENSE DI SAN PELINO
Where Corfinio (L'Aquila)
Saint Pelino’s Basilica, also called "valvense", owing to the name of the ancient diocese of Valva, was built upon the place where Saint Pelino was martyred and where an early Christian cemetery had risen. The cathedral results from the union of two separate structures: Saint Alexanders Oratory, a rectangular building with central apse, which was part of a church consecrated in 1092 and left unfinished, and the basilica, accomplished in 1235. The church is divided in a nave and two aisles with a raised transept marked by a triumphal round arch. The nave concludes in an apse; outside the apse is divided by four decorated panels, where thin columns, carved plaques and windows are interposed.